CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4200U vs 4160 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4160 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4160  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4200U

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4200U

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Much better performance per watt 38.06 pt/W vs 12.89 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 43.88W 3.6x lower typical power consumption
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 13.01 $/year 3.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 47.3 $/year 3.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i3 4160

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.6 GHz 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 5.8 pt/$ vs 2.03 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 13.82 mPixels/s vs 10.62 mPixels/s More than 30% better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,077 vs 1,380 More than 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz vs 2.49 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 5,042 vs 3,273 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.81 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date a year later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4200U vs i3 4160

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
11.53 mHash/s
Core i3 4160
8.95 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4200U
1.18 fps
Core i3 4160
0.94 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4200U
3,015,000 MB/s
Core i3 4160
3,620,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4200U  vs
i3 4160 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 15W 54W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 38.06 pt/W 12.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 43.88W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4200U  vs
i3 4160 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 3 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.49 GHz 3.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 3.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.49 GHz 3.67 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
LPDDR3-1333
LPDDR3-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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